A video crew from Italy has stopped in Pittsburgh as part of a series on American frozen-dessert artisans and landmarks titled “Some Like It Cold — USA Mission.” The seven-member crew, working for Carpigiani Gelato University near Bologna, Italy, spent a long Tuesday shooting at Mercurio’s Pizza and Gelato’s new second location in Fox Chapel. Mercu...

A team of researchers have published in the Journal of  Cellular Physiology that a new natural extract is able to inhibit the development of diabetic nephropathy, a kidney disease that is increasing in incidence throughout the world. "The new extract of natural origin, obtained from red oranges and lemons, is rich in cyanidin 3-glucoside and other...

Over the past century, several populations have come and gone throughout South Philadelphia. Some folks, though, have stayed through every changing moment of these last 100 years. One lifelong resident in particular, 99-year-old Lower Moyamensing resident Charles “Charlie” Leuzzi, ventured in combat across Europe during World War II, earning two Pu...

In November of 2008, like many elderly south Philadelphia residents, our Aunt Mary and Uncle Tony Rocca enjoyed taking the late-afternoon bus ride to the casino in Atlantic City. Certainly, at the age of 88, they both deserved to have a little fun after raising their three kids in a most selfless and devoted way. Uncle Tony learned the printing bus...

Twelve days afloat — that’s what separated Ralph Chieffo’s life in Italy and his life in America. When he was 7 years old, he boarded an ocean liner in the Port of Naples with his parents, his brother and his sister, and they shared a little room for 12 days until the ship arrived in New York Harbor. “To provide an elementary education for us, my m...

Former Mount Union baseball coach Nick Imperioli stood in the PNG Field home dugout, arms crossed, a wide smile across his face. The Trojans just captured their 18th District 6 championship in 28 appearances and the first title since 2012 after beating a game Philipsburg-Osceola squad 1-0 in the ninth inning, thanks to a Grayson McClain walk-off RB...

Some say it's "BAH' chee" while others say "BOH' chee" but no matter how you pronounce it, the sport served as a competition for a cause this Memorial Day weekend. Old Forge Sons of Italy hosted their 5th annual bocce tournament as a way to help veterans. Participants paid a 100 dollar entrance fee for a four-person team. Those proceeds benefit Sai...

La Festa Italian Street Festival on East Passyunk Avenue will return on Sunday, June 2. This year, the South Philly block party will be bigger than ever before. Similar to celebrations in Italy for the Festa della Repubblica (Italian National Day), attendees will spend the day eating, drinking and dancing in the street. Highlights of the all-day, a...

As runners race through the streets carrying 400-pound statues for St. Ubaldo Day’s Race of the Saints today, crowds race into local businesses. The annual event that draws massive crowds to Jessup every year has proven to be a boon for businesses in the town, notably those along the race route on Church Street. With banners representing the famili...

Parishioners of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church in Easton will hold their annual Festa Italiana celebration starting May 31. The three-day festival is a major fundraiser for the Easton parish. It will be held on May 31, June 1 and June 2 at Holy Cross Park in Williams Township. The festival features food and entertainment each night, plus a ba...